Tasks to do in October

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Jobs to do on your allotment or vegetable plot in October

At a glance:

* Continue to plant winter lettuce and spring cabbage

* Continue to earth up celery & leeks

* Protect cauliflowers by bending a leaf over the curd

* Hoe between vegetables & check for slug damage & disease

* Cut over asparagus beds

* When storing onions remove loose scales as this is where mould begins

* Remove old plant remains for composting.

* Burn any diseased crops.


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